In the 1980s, it was certainly a good thing to ''save the whales'', but now it is high time to think about us and ''save the males''. In a sense, what Marc did could be called collective legitimate self-defense on a symbolic level: he killed the bad women who were planning the extermination of men. No, it is not science-fiction: the writings of Solanas, Dworkin, Daly, Gearhart and Steinem clearly state the genocide and were available and largely published at the time. What is more, they were bragging about it, they were screaming from the height of their pulpit and University chairs their intention to get rid of the men and exterminate them. Lépine simply saw red in listening to their ineptitudes and foolishness and did not bother to ask himself if they were perhaps talking figuratively and if this was merely a symbolic discourse. He leaped into action to the greater good of us all;
then as the horror passed and with a 20 years distance, many are now asking if he was perhaps not a little bit right, worse: some will claim outright that he was completely right !